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Journalist Jon Ronson published So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, a book about digital media and public shaming, in 2015. He published a very short excerpt from the book in the New York Times Magazine. After the publication of the excerpt, he wrote a column for The Guardian about his experiences.
Please read Ronson’s “How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life” (the New York Times Magazineexcerpt) and “How the Online Hate Mob Set Its Sights on Me” (The Guardian column).
PLEASE NOTE: these articles quote from tweets aimed at Ronson and at the people about whom he writes; many of the quotations use offensive and demeaning language.
Please answer the following questions:
What, in Ronson’s view, happened to people like Justine Sacco and Lindsey Stone? What happened to him after the publication of the New York Times Magazine article?
Does Ronson have an optimistic or pessimistic view of digital media? Please elaborate on your answer by drawing on specific examples from the articles.
Please compare/contrast Ronson’s view of digital media/the Internet to at minimum of one of the perspectives discussed in the course lecture.
Should we consider the phenomenon that Ronson describes as a continuation of the culture wars of the 1980s and 1990s? Why or why not?
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